Another Chicken Soup for the Soul Friday!
“I went to Lucky’s to buy groceries and usually there is a cashier I come across most of the time, an elderly Indian lady. We make small talk and are friendly with one another. While checking out groceries, I asked her how her Thanksgiving was.
She responded back with saying her Thanksgiving was a normal day, nothing special. She asked me about mine and I proceeded to tell her I spent it with my family. She revealed how she was divorced and hadn’t seen her son for 15 years because her ex-husband had fled with him and so holidays didn’t matter to her.
I was surprised because she was usually cheerful. Looking at her eyes, I could see the traces of deep regret and pain. I simply nodded my head, not knowing what else to say especially with a line of customers behind me. She handed me my receipt and I just left.
I had had a fight with my mother earlier in the week and I couldn’t help but think in the two seconds after leaving, how we forget to take time to appreciate the most important people and things in our lives, how their mere presence fills our lives with meaning.”
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* This blog post appeared originally on My Pure Intuition